Barcelona appear to be firming up their interest in Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.
According to a report from Spanish news outlet Marca, the La Liga giants sent Eric Abidal, their director of football, to observe the Europa League clash between the forward’s team and Inter Milan on Thursday evening.
Jovic started for Adi Hutter’s men and helped them progress to the quarter-finals of the competition as he netted Frankfurt’s only goal in their 1-0 win at San Siro.
The Catalan outfit have been heavily linked with a move for the Serbian international, who is continuing to impress in the top flight of German football.
Jovic has been in excellent form for Frankfurt and has found the net on 15 occasions in his 23 Bundesliga starts this season.
The 21-year-old has already courted interest from across Europe, with Premier League clubs such as Manchester City and Chelsea rumoured to have expressed their interests in signing him.
Potential destinations for Jovic
Barcelona are keeping a close eye on Jovic, and he’d provide good competition for Luis Suarez up front.
Manchester City may be eyeing a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero, and Jovic has all the makings of a top forward.
Bayern, too, could be keen to add another striker to their ranks to challenge Robert Lewandowski for his place. They’ve seen for themselves that Jovic can cut it in the Bundesliga.
Juventus have Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic in their ranks, but fresh blood up front wouldn’t go amiss. Jovic has the quality and potential to succeed with the Italian giants.
Liverpool could opt to strengthen their forward options this summer. Jovic would add a high-quality, out and out striker to Jurgen Klopp’s side.